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Govt worried about int’l militant, not BNP

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 A Correspondent Savar: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said the government is worried at the call of international militant groups for extending their networks in Bangladesh instead of BNP’s movement threat. “The government cares little about BNP’s call for a movement as people don’t believe that the party will be able to wage any oust-regime movement,” he said. The minister was talking to reporters after inaugurating a footbridge at Narasinghapur on Tongi-Ashulia-EPZ road here at noon. Quader, a presidium member of the ruling Awami League, said they are concerned over the announcement of Al Qaeda to expand its activities in the Indian subcontinent, including Bangladesh. “Some international extremist outfits are now trying to spread their networks in the South Asia. Bangladesh is also their target. We’re working out how to tackle them.” About rundown roads across the country, the minister said they have been carrying road repair and other preparatory works in full swing ahead of Eid and Puja, and it will be completed before the two largest festivals of the Muslim and Hindu communities.